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Little Big Horn

By MalcolmS  
The remains of about 220 soldiers, scouts and civilians are buried around the base of this memorial.
White marble headstones scattered over the battlefield denote where the slain troopers were found and originally buried. In 1881 they were reinterred in a single grave on this site.
The officer's remains were removed in 1877 to various cemeteries throughout the country.
General Custer was buried at West Point. ( But then he would be wouldn't he)

V2 the Battlefiled
V3 the Battlefield
V4 the Memorial to the Native Americans. Behind where the shot was taken from are a number of large marble plaques each devoted to a different tribe and bearing the names of those Native Americans who fell.
V5 The battlefield
V6 No longer a hero but recognised for what he was, at least elsewhere

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rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
5 Feb 2012 6:34PM
Moving tribute, fitting Malcolm.

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Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
5 Feb 2012 6:59PM
Excellent reportage set.

Glynn 11 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 7:44PM
Oh brings back many memories Malcolm, keep them coming
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1812 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 8:03PM
Every story has two sides. I find this immensely moving, particularly as you have kept a balance between the two. Thanks for this, it's quiet, sober, under-stated history.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
5 Feb 2012 9:39PM
your recent images have been so informative--- and so well illustrated--Enjoyed this one!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
5 Feb 2012 9:43PM
Very interesting and very well captured.............Sandy
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2012 8:05AM
A beautiful documentation of a very sad day in the Indian/American history.
Not a huge memorial for this turning point on the history of America. The random headstones are such a symbol of the old west with the cast metal railing surrounding. Boot hill springs to mind. They pushed and pushed till the native Americans had to stand, and they did as we know, but it led to a terrible price being paid in the end.

You've told the story well with your images Malcolm, never easy when looking into another countries history.

kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
12 Feb 2012 6:25PM
Very interesting and emotive subject but then that was it at the time and there was a price to pay.

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